IIT-KGP asked students and researchers to go home

IIT-KGP has
asked its students and researchers to vacate the hostel premises and go back to
their homes by June 20. Registrar B N Singh told Press Trust of India on Sunday
that institute wants the students back in campus on September when the new
semester begins. “Of the total 12,500 hostel boarders, 5,400 were there
when the lockdown began in end-March. Another 3,000 were transported home last
month and around 2,400 are presently staying in the campus,” Singh said.

“Instead
of staying in the campus with no classes being held in classrooms, they can
spend quality time with family and resume classes from September,” Singh
explained. “Since the academic session 2019-20 has been closed and all
academic activities will be completed within June 15 and the normal academic
activities may only start from September, we request the students (UG, PG,
research scholars) and project staff who are staying in the hostels/ halls to
proceed for their home now. The institute will close mess facilities in all
hostels/halls with effect from June 20,” according to a notice issued by
the registrar.

For researcher,
Mr. Singh said that they can do their research work from home and on mail as
the faculty is responsive to their needs.

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